Uncommon News

Signing on the Uncommon Banner

Students at Uncommon Charter High School celebrate their college choice at Senior Signing Day.
Thu, 06/09/2016
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Brooklyn Daily

NYC Charters Retain Students Better Than Traditional Schools

WNYC takes a look at retention in New York City schools and finds that Uncommon NYC has a lower attrition rate than traditional public schools in the local districts.
Tue, 03/15/2016
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Dogs and cats, working together

Uncommon’s partnership with the New York City Department of Education is highlighted in the New York Daily News illustrating that collaboration can help pave the way to success for all students.
Sun, 02/28/2016
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NY Daily News

Why I transformed my sixth grade science class into a coding class, and how you can too

Ruth Mesfun is the sixth grade computer science teacher at Excellence Girls Middle Academy in Brooklyn, where she is creating and piloting the charter network’s first middle school computer science curriculum.
Tue, 12/08/2015
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What two district school principals learned from charter schools

Two district school principals share what they have learned through their collaboration with Uncommon Schools.
Wed, 09/09/2015
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NY Daily News

Fariña calls for collaboration with (and from) charters

City schools chancellor Carmen Fariña pushed for more collaboration between district and charter schools during a professional development day for district teachers and principals held at Uncommon Charter High School.
Mon, 02/02/2015
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To Learn the Value of Algebra, Just Ask an Eighth Grader

Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School's Director of Operations Ryan Hall discusses how teaching algebra, in Uncommon Schools classrooms and beyond, is key to the student experience.
Mon, 08/06/2012

What Makes a Good Teacher?

WBUR highlights Roxbury Prep teachers
Mon, 05/23/2011

Getting a Kid from Newark to Oberlin

Uncommon Schools Founder Norman Atkins discusses what the best teachers are doing now
Sat, 10/30/2010
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The Wall Street Journal

New Podcast: Learning from Great Teachers

Uncommon Schools Managing Director Doug Lemov talks with Education Next about his efforts to identify what great teachers are doing in the classroom
Mon, 07/19/2010
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Education Next